Gold medalist Jennie Finch hosts softball camp in North Augusta

By: Jake Young Email
By: Jake Young Email

Sunday, November 11, 2012

North Augusta, SC -- Every fall and spring in the CSRA, we see plenty of success on the high school softball diamonds...so clearly the coaches aren't doing too shabby.

But when a world famous gold medalist wants to come help, you don't turn her down.

Jennie Finch was in North Augusta the last two days teaching the basics to hundreds of young players.

They went over throwing, catching, hitting, and Jennie's specialty, pitching.

Maybe the world's most famous softball player, Finch didn't get to experience these camps growing up, so her plan is to leave the next generation in even better shape.

She said, "I never had the opportunity to go to camps and clinics. It was just playing every weekend, and that's how it was. Now, it's so great to be able to share this knowledge and have the opportunity to have these young girls hold a gold medal and get to hear about what the Olympics was like."

13-year-old Morgan Myers was in camp, and Finch's story gave her confidence about her own future in the sport.

"She started off where we're starting off so we have a good chance, if we work hard like she did, to become an Olympian softball player."

Girls at the camp were from right down the street to all the way up into Canada.

Jennie let girls hold her gold medal and each one got a chance to gain some tips from her.


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